Turkey has backed the establishment of a department of motor vehicles (DMV) in al-Bab in the Euphrates Shield area, where all vehicles will be registered and inspected to ensure road safety. The license plates are in Arabic and Turkish, as they are Turkish-made and sent over to the vehicle registration department.
Syrian refugees living in Turkey are returning home by the thousands for Eid al-Adha, and the border crossing facilities are working overtime to facilitate the process. The director of public relations and information in Bab al-Hawa crossing said that over 30,000 Syrians had crossed in the past week.
It is hoped that this new service restored by the Transport and Services Directorate of the Free Aleppo Provincial Council will provide a much needed form of transportation in and between the liberated areas in Aleppo and Idleb's countryside.